℃-ute – Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~
Hello!Projects flagship flop group is back with another mediocre single. Remember EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!? Well, Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ is just about the same, but not as good. While the former had an “autumn” feel, the latter focuses on a peppier, spring atmosphere. Suzuki Airi isn’t a line hog this time around, fortunately, but this song is too generic for me to take it seriously.
Tsunku finally changed it up with Tachiagare Otome-tachi, the most bizarre b-side to come out of H!P in years. I guess it has an ethnic flavor to it mixed with very questionable vocals; those verses are a mess. Things get better with the chorus and the hook is the most memorable thing about the song. It’s worth a listen for how strange it is, but it’s nothing anything extraordinary.
℃-ute continues to disappoint me. I almost see no future for awesome releases from them in the future. I blame Kanna’s removal from the group. Another weak a-side to the collection. GET THINGS STRAIGHT GIRLS!
Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ is ℃-ute’s 12th major single and it was released on April 28, 2010. It reached #5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 23,932 copies.
1. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~♠
2. Tachiagare Otome-tachi
3. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ (Instrumental)